UK food and drink M&A down in 2022 – advisers

Inflation, availability of debt and cost of living are all to blame for lower number of deals – but tick-up is predicted for 2023.

UK bottler MacMillan Spirits unveils first spirits ahead of Benbecula Distillery launch

The new independent bottler is owned by Uist locals and father and son, Angus A. MacMillan and Angus E. MacMillan.

Italy winery Castello Banfi cements ties with namesake US importer in governance shake-up

Castello Banfi and US wine company Banfi Vintners have always worked together, having both been founded by the Mariani family, but until now it was an unofficial capacity.

E-commerce alcohol platform Speakeasy Co. secures fresh investment

Leading Speakeasy’s third financing round was InvestBev, an investment firm in the drinks industry that has backed businesses including Siempre Tequila.

The Juice Executive acquires UK peer Juice 4 Thought

“Juice 4 Thought and Juice Executive have well-aligned values around organic product quality and integrity” – The Juice Executive.